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Friday, December 31, 2010
Here are the ornaments I made for my nieces, Laura and Emily. They are Mill Hill perforated paper and bead kits. I used black brads to attach them to wool felt and added the ribbon hangers.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
First new moon of 2011 is Jan 4 so get ready!!
Monday, December 27, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Picture of (empty) box:
They did not last long!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Well when I got home I did take pictures of the goodies I got while at the party and so here goes the show!
Events included a stitched ornament exchange and this is what I made.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
The next step was to sew the button on through the box top (holes had been drilled in the top if we wanted to put the pin cushion on top - the other option was to put it inside the box). You see which option I chose. The final touch was to stitch on the pear charm.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Well, I have been a busy little beaver and now I have quite a bit of stuff to show you. Rather than do it in one gigantic post, I will be spacing them out over the next few days - so....KEEP COMING BACK!
I am home waiting for the furnace guy to come fix the humidifier and the dog is sleeping nearby SNORING. Just thought you should know.
Now on with the stitching!
I am a Face Book Fan of Craft Gossip. A while back they posted a link to Crafty Pod where Sister Diane made a mini gingerbread house. So using her tutorial I made one too and here it is! Ta Da.
First is a picture of the back.
Now I will present you with the building process. Here are all the sides stitched together (I put my initials and date on the bottom). Diane suggested making the peaked pieces first and then making the sides and bottom to size. If I do another one I plan on making the sides a little wider. She also made the windows three dimensional, but I did not want to do that (so I hope you check out her site for her cute house). I stitched each house part separately and added beads to the back window sills and a sequin door knob. I used some kreinik gold to add some glitter to the front. Diane used buttons and snow sequins.
Well that is all for this post. For my next post I will talk about the great time I had this Sunday at the Sampler Guild of the Rockies Christmas tea! So stay tuned.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Here is my Christmas bag of stitching. Inside are 10 little kits I hope to stitch up quickly for gifts to my family and friends this year. I try to make them something each year. Sometimes I wait too long and it does not get done, but I hope since these are on the small side and easily finished into an ornament that I can get it done. I will take pictures before they are sent off so you all can see them after Christmas.
The bag is 12 inches tall and 8 inches wide. I got it a number of years ago as the holder of a gift exchange gift. It had an open top and I wanted to be able to close it so my kits would not fall out! So I made a casing for a drawstring and added rivets for the strings to go through. OOPS, the rivets went through the casing too (I often learn by trial and error).
Off to plan B. I added rivets all around the top and wove a ribbon through the rivets to create a draw string. I had an old closure thingy off a backpack (I know they have an official name, but I don't know what it is) which the strings go through and you pinch it to open or close it. I then added a crocheted bead to keep the closure thingy from being pulled off. I bet it will make more sense when you see the picture!!
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I am quite honored and amazed, plus the list gives me more blogs to check out!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
But I have a few stitched items for the holiday. All stitched in previous years, but they will get this blog in the spirit!
Friday, November 12, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Now I am not sure if I will do all the white stripes then all the red stripes, or each block as it arrives in the book and placed as charted (which will mean scattered all over - kind of hard to explain) or just work from the top down. Decisions, decisions.
Happy Saturday Everyone!!!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Back to the present. This is a Kathy Schenkel Designs Painted canvas with stitch guide, and kit. I will give you a picture of it flat so you can see all the motifs and then a picture of it made into the cube - which I did last night. I could have also purchased the optional bead kits to make a beaded tassel and hanger, but I opted not to do that. If I had done that, they would be in the areas without the motifs.
Happy October everyone!!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Happy Fall Stitching everyone, Christmas will be here in no time (for all you Christmas stitchers).
Monday, October 11, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Also in the box was a stuffed rabbit dog toy for Miss Maddie - her birthday is Oct. 25, but I gave it to her early...
Last but not least, my brother visited me from California. We spent a very nice 5 days togeter. First stop was a burger from Sonic...
We also visited the Denver Mint (no cameras allowed) and Buffalo Bill's Grave and Museum up on Lookout Mountain. It was a bit cloudy so the view was limited, we went for lunch at the nearby Cody Inn (Buffalo Burgers for everyone) and then went back to the museum. Enough clouds had cleared we could see the mountains, the Coors Brewery, the Table Tops and a little bit of downtown Denver. Still too misty to see much of the plains. We headed a bit west to see if the Buffalo herd was visible, but they were no where in sight. While he was here, we also checked out a few antique shops in town, ate at some nice restaurants and generally just hung out together. We did play Farmville at the same time on seperate computers and he was able to instantly give me stuff I needed, cause I was right there on-line. That about covers it for now!
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Please let me know what you think of the new look!
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
And now I leave you with a picture I hope makes you giggle just a little. Have you met Miss Maddie? The dog who sleeps like a people?